GRITtv: Stand Up New York: Fighting Fracking

The story of the fight over hydraulic fracturing--hydrofracking or "fracking"--for natural gas in New York contains some familiar villains, it turns out. It was Dick Cheney's Halliburton that discovered the technique, and Cheney's pressure that got it approved by the EPA. And in case we needed to be reminded that it's no more safe than drilling for oil in the Gulf, our friends at Stand Up New York made this little video...

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